Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness

The mission of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center (SLNSC) is to advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire’s natural world.

Through spectacular live animal exhibits, natural science education programs, and lake cruises, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has educated and enlightened visitors for over forty years about our natural world. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is located on Route 113 in Holderness, exit 24 off I-93, and is open daily from May 1 through November 1.
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  • You need to register on their website ahead of time. This is done on Saturdays during the winter. We just did the winter walk but they also have a full day program that includes bird banding. Great gu...  more »
  • We were staying in the Vermont/New Hampshire border area. I was looking for something fun to do with my 3 kids and found this place. It was kind of a far drive away. The girls had fun. The naturescape...  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit to Squam Lakes Nature Center. The exhibits were informative and animals were out and about. Nice clear trails to walk. The kids interactive play area and barn was impressive. The gift shop was a bonus-with many books and misc items to purchase. We were interested in the lake cruise but unfortunately it was not available due to school groups on the day of our visit. Keep up the good work for New Hampshire nature!
  • We visited a few years ago but it was blazing hot with high humidity :-( Despite that, we were very impressed and always planned to return at a future point when the weather was more agreeable! The animals were well-cared for, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable and the trails/exhibits were wonderful. We couldn't even explore it all because it was too hot for us! So happy to say that we are vacationing in NH next week and cannot wait to return as the weather looks more reasonable for outdoor adventures!

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